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D.C. Wire: September 7, 2008 - September 13, 2008

Fenty Back in Triathlon Saddle

Six weeks after suffering a serious bike accident, Mayor Fenty is scheduled to return to competitive action this weekend. He'll take part in the Nation's Triathlon in D.C. on Sunday, his office said today. The triathlon is in its second year and the mayor participated last year, as well. It's...

By David A Nakamura  |  September 12, 2008; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Elections Board Chief: Mum's the Word

In the wake of Tuesday night's fiasco at the Board of Elections and Ethics, the public and media have yet to hear directly from board Chairman Errol R. Arthur, who was appointed by Mayor Fenty in February and took over as chair in June. The board has left the question-answering...

By David A Nakamura  |  September 12, 2008; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  2008 District Election  
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Ballpark Area Development Website Wins Award

D.C. Wire wanted to give a shout out to colleague Jacqueline Dupree, who yesterday won the 2008 Knight-Batten Citizen Media Award for her Website, jdland.com, which chronicles the redevelopment near Nationals Park. Dupree, who works at the Post as editor of the newsroom's Intranet site, keeps tabs on the redevelopment...

By David A Nakamura  |  September 11, 2008; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Economic Development  
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Neil Albert to Metro Board

Our colleague Lena Sun reports that Neil Albert, the deputy mayor for economic development, will be named by Mayor Adrian Fenty to a spot on the Metro Board of Directors. He replaces Emeka Moneme, the former D.C. transportation director who resigned to take a job at Metro. Albert's appointment is...

By David A Nakamura  |  September 11, 2008; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Economic Development  
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Ward 2 ANC Calls for Elections Board Investigation

Activist Dave Mallof alerts us to a resolution adopted unanimously by the board of ANC 2B last night that calls on city officials to conduct an investigation and recount into Tuesday's primary election results, marred by a drastic overcounting of votes. Today's Post gave you an in-depth review of what...

By David A Nakamura  |  September 11, 2008; 10:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2008 District Election  
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Top Special Ed Official Goes on Leave

The D.C. school system's deputy chancellor for special education, Dr. Phyllis Harris, is on leave, effective yesterday. Dena Iverson, spokeswoman for Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee, said last night that she could not elaborate on the nature of the leave and when--or if--Harris is scheduled to return. The Washington Teacher, a...

By Marcia Davis  |  September 11, 2008; 8:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Education  
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Fenty: All CEOs Have Troubled Departments

Mayor Fenty appeared on the Bruce DePuyt show this afternoon on News Ch. 8 and DePuyt tried to pin him down on what went wrong with last night's elections. But Fenty didn't have much to offer, citing the same explanation given by the elections board, which blamed a faulty cartridge...

By David A Nakamura  |  September 10, 2008; 4:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Elections Board Stands By Results

The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics has been hunkered down in meetings most of the day to review yesterday's results fiasco. But Post staff writer Elissa Silverman, who is on the scene, said board spokesman Dan Murphy briefed reporters moments ago at the board headquarters in Judiciary Square, saying...

By David A Nakamura  |  September 10, 2008; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Elections Board Musical Chairs

As the city waits to hear an explanation from the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics in the wake of last night's meltdown, it might be worth reviewing the board's unsettled management under Mayor Adrian Fenty. When he took office, the board was run by Wilma Lewis, a holdover from...

By David A Nakamura  |  September 10, 2008; 2:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Who Muzzled Gist? Looks Like Gist

It's not easy being a state superintendent of education without a state. Deborah Gist occupies that peculiar and frequently awkward spot in District government. She carries little of the authority of peers in actual states, such as Nancy Grasmick of Maryland. Under the law that gives Mayor Adrian M. Fenty...

By Marcia Davis  |  September 10, 2008; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Voting Irregularities Interrupt Count

Initial reports of voter tallies have been called into question as the Board of Elections and Ethics finds itself embroiled in chaos. The numbers in the GOP primary between Carol Schwartz and Patrick Mara are not matching up, with more votes---including 1,560 write-ins---showing up than the number of registered Republicans...

By Marcia Davis  |  September 9, 2008; 10:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Mara Defeats Schwartz, Rest of D.C. Council Incumbents Sweep

The election results are in and with 134 of 143 precincts reporting, challenger Patrick Mara appears to have an insurmountable lead on long-time incumbent Carol Schwartz in the Republican primary. On the Democratic side, incumbents Kwame Brown (At Large), Jack Evans (Ward 2), Muriel Bowser (Ward 4), Yvette Alexander (Ward...

By David A Nakamura  |  September 9, 2008; 9:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Polls Close on a Low Turnout Day

The polls closed at 8 p.m., with candidates and election workers across the city bemoaning what looked like an especially low turnout. In Ward 7, where Council member Yvette Alexander is hoping to win the Democratic nomination for a four-year term, precinct workers said they were dismayed by the...

By Marcia Davis  |  September 9, 2008; 7:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Evans Calls Foggy Bottom and Dupont Residents Mean

By 4:15 p.m. there had been 310 votes cast in Precinct 6 at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Ward 2. Council member Jack Evans said the turnout was typical. In 2004, there were 314 total Democratic votes during the day. In 2006, during the mayoral race in...

By Marcia Davis  |  September 9, 2008; 7:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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D.C. Wire Video: Barry Confident on Primary Day

Staff writer Hamil Harris caught up with a confident Marion Barry....

By Mike McPhate  |  September 9, 2008; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Anita Bonds: Too Many Elections

Staff writer Nikita Stewart caught up with D.C. Democratic Party Chair Anita Bonds: Bonds, who is running for reelection to her post on the Democratic State Committee, said the low voter turnout should trigger some debate on how the city holds its elections. "I'm beginning to be worried that we're...

By David A Nakamura  |  September 9, 2008; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Board of Elections: No Major Problems; Turnout Light

Dan Murphy, the spokesman for D.C.'s Board of Elections and Ethics, reports that there have been no major problems at the voting precincts. In past years, sites have run out of ballots or had technical breakdowns or not enough staffers. "We haven't seen any major problems," Murphy said. "Things opened...

By David A Nakamura  |  September 9, 2008; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2008 Presidential Race  
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Mara: Blame It on the Rain?

Staff writer Petu[la Dvorak caught up with Patrick Mara, who is challenging council incumbent Carol Schwartz in the Republican primary. It was a slow day in Precinct 8, "one of the slowest I've seen in eight years," said Erik Gaull, who was handing out fliers for the state Democratic committee,...

By David A Nakamura  |  September 9, 2008; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The Challengers: Baruti Jahi in Ward 4

Baruti Jahi, running for council in Ward 4 as an opponent of Muriel Bowser, walked up and down the sidewalk outside the C. Melvin Sharpe Health School on 13th St. NW. He arrived shortly before 11, shook hands with election workers and greeted voters. He called out to one woman...

By Marcia Davis  |  September 9, 2008; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pannell: Looking for the Rain Vote

As it started to drizzle shortly before 11 a.m., Ward 8 activist and candidate for shadow senator Philip Pannell said the District needs to examine alternative ways of voting. D.C. Shadow Senate candidate Philip Pannell said he doesn't put up campaign posters because he wants to protect the environment. So...

By Marcia Davis  |  September 9, 2008; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Mendelson Moves for Changes to D.C. Gun Control Bill

As Congress moves to strip D.C. of local control of its gun registration requirements, council member Phil Mendelson is putting forward his own changes to the legislative bill pending before the council. Under Mendelson's amendments, "most semi-automatic pistols will be eligible for registration, but a person will not be able,...

By David A Nakamura  |  September 9, 2008; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Gun Ban Case  
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Turnout Low in Ward 4

At the polling place at the C. Melvin Sharpe Health School, an elementary school in Ward 4, at 13th and Allison streets NW, there were campaign workers but few voters. Turnout was anemic. Voters trickled in every 15 minutes or so. Incumbent Muriel Bowser, who was there, said: "I feel...

By David A Nakamura  |  September 9, 2008; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Can Wilson Upset Goliath (Barry) in Ward 8?

Even though he is raging a "David vs. Goliath" political battle against veteran council member Marion Barry in Ward 8, 32-year-old Charles Wilson seemed undeterred as he shook hands with potential voters outside of Ketchum Elementary School in Southeast. "I have walked through this entire Ward three times," said Wilson,...

By David A Nakamura  |  September 9, 2008; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Scene East of the River

Staff writer Hamil H. Harris was out in Wards 7 and 8 and filed this report: Campaign workers were out in force on for incumbent Marion Barry in Ward 8 along Alabama Avenue. Barry and several carloads of his campaign workers were passing out literature at the precincts. Even though...

By David A Nakamura  |  September 9, 2008; 9:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Silverman Likes His Chances

Ward 2 council challenger Cary Silverman, who showed up at the polling site at Foundry United Methodist Church at 16th and P Streets NW, is feeling upbeat. "We have a very good chance of winning today," he told the Post's Michael E. Ruane. "We have a great message and people...

By David A Nakamura  |  September 9, 2008; 9:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fenty Stumps for Allies

Mayor Fenty had no events listed on the public schedule released by his office. But he's out and about on the primary election stump today, appearing with Muriel Bowser in Ward 4 at LaSalle-Backus Education Center to cast their votes, presumably for her. Bowser, who won Fenty's endorsement to replace...

By David A Nakamura  |  September 9, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Evans Votes Early, Finds Support

Post staff writer Michael E. Ruane reports from Ward 2 this morning: It was very quiet at 7 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 1350 O St in Georgetown, in Ward 2. Only one voter was in line: Richard Drew, 79, said he was there to vote for "good old Jack."...

By David A Nakamura  |  September 9, 2008; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Allen Shows How to Work the Polls

Former Council member Sandy Allen, who lost her Ward 8 seat to Marion Barry four years ago, uses a volunteer to show campaign workers how to treat voters at the polls. Allen is working for Barry's re-election campaign. Her demonstration took place yesterday at Matthew Memorial Baptist Church, where Barry...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  September 8, 2008; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Candidates Give One Last Push

Candidates in tomorrow's primary made their final pushes this weekend by calling voters, knocking on doors and putting up even more signs. Saturday's rain canceled several events, including a news conference by Ward 4 candidate Baruti Jahi who was going to unveil his endorsement from civil rights legend and former...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  September 8, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Shadow Senator Race Full of Heat

It's a job with no pay and no power, but the contest is intense as incumbent Paul Strauss defends his record as one of the city's shadow senators. Strauss is seeking a third six-year term as the shadow senator. He's facing activist Philip Pannell, who doesn't have as much money,...

By Marcia Davis  |  September 8, 2008; 8:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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